Norton or Easy Armor from Gateway?
Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:35 PM
Would this Easy Armour protect me from these terrible adware/spyware problems that brought me to this (wonderful) forum in the first place?
Would the protection provided by Easy Armor be as good as that provided by Norton (2003 Windows ME)?
Please offer any advice you can give!
Posted 29 July 2004 - 11:18 AM
Norton is a huge resource hog as well.
Try Grisoft's AVG, which is free permanently with practically daily updates. There's a link to it in my signature.
In terms of a firewall, if you're on broadband, get and use a router. They're cheap and will block all inbound connections unless requested specifically by your machine. If you can't or won't spring for a router, ZoneAlarm and Kerio are excellent free firewalls. Kerio 2 is recommended, and if you search around the forums here, odds are you'll find a link.
For spyware and such, get and update (often) Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D.
The best defense, though, is knowledge.
Edited by Tuxedo Jack, 29 July 2004 - 11:18 AM.
Posted 29 July 2004 - 10:26 PM
Posted 30 July 2004 - 12:29 AM
Like I said, it'll stop hackers cold.
Posted 30 July 2004 - 09:52 PM
Then will it be pretty easy to give our computers instructions about what to block?
Sorry for the silly questions!!! And thanks for any answers you can give!
Posted 30 July 2004 - 10:03 PM
The router takes care of blocking incoming connections on its own, but you've still got to police the machines with antivirus software and Ad-Aware/Spybot.